Civic groups lauded
for support to PNP
Civic groups and force multipliers were conferred certificates of appreciation by the Bacolod City Police Office for their assistance in ensuring the peaceful and successful celebration of the 33rd MassKara Festival in Bacolod City, a police press release said.
BCPO director Senior Supt. Ricardo de La Paz, and Superintendents Joseph Bayan and Alexander Ermeo, deputy directors for Administration and Operations, respectively, presented the certificates to representatives of the Bacolod City Riders Operatives, Strikers Group, Crime Stoppers Group, Community Movement and Reaction Against Illegal Drugs Incorporated, Citizen Task Force Anti-Accident Group, City Task Force Anti-Accident Group, COPS Brigade, and the Civil Defense Unit (Reservist), the press release also said.
The commendations were given after the flag-raising rites at the BCPO headquarters Monday, the press release added.*
CSA theater guild to
perform at CCP
The Kanlaon Theater Guild of Colegio San Agustin–Bacolod has been invited to be one of the 12 theater groups in the country to perform in the “Ika-Apat Na Tagpo, Ang BagongYugto: The 4th National Theater Festival”, November 8 to 18 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, a press release from the school said.
The gathering of theater practitioners and cultural workers will focus on the role of theater in national development, and will include a conference, screenings of films based on plays, exhibits, workshops, talkbacks and arts market, the press release also said.
The Guild will mount “Circulo”, the story of five break dancers – Fire, Liar, Sinner, Hate and Crowd.
The performance at the CCP main ramp, 7 p.m. on November 9, will feature Raingo del Prado, Jake Louwen Benamer, Jayford Quijano, Sean Cedric Tan and Debbie Mahinay, with Novella Radislao as production manager, Ricardo Salanap Jr. as the stage/technical and documentation director, and Rudy Reveche as artistic director, the press release also said.
A preview of the play will be presented for free to the public, 3 p.m. on November 6, at the CSA-B Gym, the press release added.*
Tribes mark IP Day
in Kabankalan City
The Indigenous People’s Day was celebrated recently by Bukidnon Karulanos of barangays Carol-an, Tan-awan, Tagukon, Camingawan and Oringao, and Maghats of Bantayan, at the Kabankalan City Center in Negros Occidental, a press release from the city said.
The celebration started with the parade of tribesmen in their indigenous costumes, with the Drum and Bugle Corps. They also presented ethnic songs, dances and rituals in the form of balitaw, binalaybay, komposo, pandango, binuy-o and inagong, the press release also said.
Mayor Isidro Zayco lauded the Bukidnon Karulano, headed by Sangguniang Panlungsod member Jeorge Largado, who chairs the SP Committee on Indigenous Peoples, for commemorating the IP Day to develop the awareness of the rights and culture of the IP communities.
National Commission on IPs director, Antonio Catolin, meanwhile, reported on the operation of the Indigenous People Rights Acts 15 years after it was passed and on the status of its implementation in Western Visayas; while keynote speaker Rey Catedrilla, NCIP-Cebu legal officer, discussed the rights of IPs under the IPRA, or Republic Act 8371.
The celebration ended with a forum on the provisions of the IPRA, attended by the IPs, city and barangay officials, at the Kabankalan Farmer’s Training Center, the press release added.*